Chapter 1: General
Article 1 (Name)
This society is called
the Asian Society for Sport Convergence Sciences (hereinafter
referred to as ASCS).
Article 2 (Purpose)
The purpose of this society
is to contribute to the development of Asian sport science and sport practice
and the promotion of sports and sport culture in Asia by promoting research
unique to sport science’s sub-disciplines and the convergence research between
sub-disciplines and interdisciplinary fields.
Article 3 (Location)
The society’s headquarters is located in Cheonan-si (Asan-si), Korea, and
the secretariat may be located in other regions if necessary.
Chapter 2 Business
Article 4 (Business)
To achieve the above-mentioned
objectives, this society conducts projects in the following areas:
① Basic and applied
research and convergence research on sports
presentations and lectures on sports
③ Academic exchanges
and strengthening ties with international sports academic organizations
④ Advice, suggestion,
and cooperation with the state, related organizations, and sports-related
⑤ Collection and review
of research papers on sports conducted by the state and various related
⑥ Publication of sports
⑦ Deliberation and
accreditation of sports facilities and organizations
⑧ Publication and
distribution of academic journals and newsletters
⑨ Provision of support
and suggestions for sports promotion
⑩ Business related to
education and training in the field of sports
Chapter 3 Membership
Article 5 (Types of Members and Qualifications)
① The members of this society must agree to its
purpose and submit the prescribed membership form to obtain acceptance from the
board of directors. They can be divided into the following categories: regular,
associate, honorary, sponsorship, institutional, special, and lifelong.
1. Regular member: A lifelong member.
They have a bachelor’s degree or higher in sports science or a related field
from a university or have been recognized as having equivalent qualifications
by the board of directors.
2. Associate member: A person who is
studying sports science or a related course at a university or a person
recognized as pursuing an equivalent qualification by the board members..
3. Honorary member: A person who has
outstanding achievements in sports science or achievement related to the
purpose of this society.
4. Sponsorship members: Individuals or
organizations who greatly support and donate to this society.
5. Institutional member: Academic and
research organizations that agree with the purpose of this society and
contribute to the business.
6. Special member: An individual or group
regarded by the board of directors as an organization that agrees with the
purpose of this society.
7. Lifelong member: An individual who has been
registered as a regular member for three consecutive years and has paid the
lifelong membership fee.
② Those who fall under the following categories
can join as a lifelong member even if they are not regular members who have
been registered with this society for more than three years:
1. Executives and subcommittee members of
2. Full-time university professors or
Article 6 (Rights of Members)
① All members can participate in events hosted
and approved by this society.
② Regular members can exercise their right to
speak and vote at the general meeting.
Article 7 (Obligation of Members)
The members of this society have the following obligations:
① They must pay various membership fees
determined by this society.
② They must abide by the articles of
association and various regulations.
③ They must comply with matters decided by this
Article 8 (Members’ Citation and Discipline)
① Citation: A commendation or a plaque of
appreciation may be awarded by the board of directors to members, related
parties, and organizations who have contributed to the development of this
② Disciplinary action: When a member of this
society violates the purpose of this society or causes damage to the honor or
prestige, expulsion, suspension of qualifications, or warning may be given
based on the resolution of the board of directors.
③ Disqualification: Those who do not pay dues
for the previous year automatically lose their qualifications.
Chapter 4 Executives
Article 9 (Types of Executives)
This society has the following officers:
① Directors: 25 people
② Auditor: 2 people
Article 10 (Term of office of executives)
① The term of office of the officers is two
years, but they may be reappointed.
② The president of this society may be
③ Even if the term of office is terminated, an
executive shall execute their duties until a successor is appointed.
④ In the event of a vacancy for an executive
officer position before term end, a successor shall be appointed at the general
meeting, and the term of office shall be the remainder of the predecessor’s.
Article 11 (Election and Dismissal of
① All executives are elected from among regular
② The president is elected by the standing
③ Executives can be appointed by the
recommendation of the president and It must be reported to the general meeting..
④ Auditors are elected by oral election at the
general meeting, and both auditors cannot be replaced at the same time.
⑤ The dismissal of an executive before the term
of office shall be subject to a resolution of the standing board of directors.
Article 12 (Duties of Executives)
① The president represents the society,
oversees its affairs, convenes meetings, and become a chairperson of the
② The vice president assists the president, and
the senior vice president acts on behalf of the president in their absence.
③ Directors constitute the board of directors
and deliberate on matters related to the execution of business affairs.
Article 13 (Duties of Auditor)
Auditors perform the following duties:
① They appreciate the status of this society.
② They audit the operation of the board of
directors and matters related to its business
③ They are responsible for making a statement
at the general meeting or to the board of directors about the property
situation of this society or matters related to any business of the general
meeting or the board of directors.
④ They sign and seal the minutes of the general
meeting and the board of directors.
Chapter 5 General Meeting
Article 14 (Composition and Classification of
① The general meeting is composed of regular
members, and the chairman of the general meeting is the president.
② The general meeting is divided into an
ordinary general meeting and an extraordinary general meeting.
Article 15 (Ordinary General Meeting)
The ordinary general meeting is convened by the
president once a year.
Article 16 (Extraordinary General Meeting)
The extraordinary general meeting is held by
the president in response to the convening request of two-thirds or more of the
directors or a majority of the regular members.
Article 17 (Convocation and Procedure of
① The regular general meeting must be notified
one month in advance, and the extraordinary general meeting must be notified by
two weeks in advance.
② The general meeting can be held offline or
online depending on necessity and circumstance.
Article 18 (Opening of General Meeting and
Quorum for Decision-Making)
① Unless otherwise stipulated in the articles
of incorporation, the general meeting opens with the attendance of one-tenth of
the full membership, and resolutions are made in presence of a majority of the
② Regular members who cannot attend the meeting
may delegate their attendance and voting rights to the president or other
③ The number of people that a regular member
can represent is limited to one, and the agent must submit a document proving
the representation to the president.
Chapter 6 Board of Directors
Article 19 (Composition of the Board of
Directors and the Standing Board)
The board of directors is composed of the
president, vice president, and directors (including the standing board), and
the president convenes them and acts as the chairperson.
Article 20 (Consciousness and Quorum for
Resolutions of the Board of Directors)
The board of directors makes decisions in the
presence of one-fifth of the total directors and the consent of a majority of
the directors present, and in case of a tie, the chairperson makes the final
decision. Moreover, a director unable to attend a meeting may delegate their
attendance and voting rights to the chairperson.
Article 21 (Convocation of the Board of
① The board of directors consists of a regular
board of directors and a temporary board of directors.
② Regular board of directors meetings are held
once a year, while temporary board of directors meetings are convened by the
president as he deems necessary or at the request of at least one-third of the
Article 22 (Functions of the Board of
The board of directors performs various
functions in the following matters:
① Recommendation by the society
② Business plan and operation of the society
③ The budget and settlement of accounts of the
④ The enactment of the regulations of the
⑤ The establishment of a branch
⑥ Matters delegated to them in the general
⑦ Matters authorized by the board of directors
according to the articles of incorporation
⑧ Other matters deemed important for the
Chapter 7 Executive Committee
Article 23 (Composition of the Executive
① The executive committee consists of the
president, vice president, and executive board members.
② The chairman of the executive committee shall
be the president.
③ The honorary chairman and standing advisors
may attend the executive committee and voice their opinions.
Article 24 (Functions of the Executive
① The executive committee of the society
performs the following functions:
1. Recommendation and election of the
president of the society
2. Establishment of the long-term
development plan of the society and business plan for the fiscal year
3. Preparation of budget and settlement
4. Overseeing of matters concerning
5. Approval of honorary members and
6. Discipline and rewards for members
7. Matters concerning the agenda to be
referred to the board of directors
8. Matters concerning the establishment
of an expert committee or subcommittee
9. Matters authorized by the executive
committee according to the articles of association.
10. Matters delegated to them by the
general meeting and the board of directors
11. Other important matters related to
the activities of the society
② If there is an urgent agenda that makes it
difficult to convene the board of directors, the agenda must be decided by the
executive committee and ratified by the board of directors.
Article 25 (Convocation of Executive Committee)
The executive committee is convened by the
president when the president deems it necessary.
Article 26 (Quorum for Decision-making of
The executive committee is established with the
attendance of at least one-third of executive board members, and resolutions
are made with the consent of a majority of the attending executive board
members. However, board members unable to attend the meeting may delegate their
attendance and voting rights to the chairperson.
Article 27 (Obligation of Executive Committee
If executive board members do not attend for
more than one-third of the year without prior notice to the executive
committee, their qualifications will be automatically terminated. This fact
must be conveyed to the dismissed director via e-mail or in writing.
Chapter 8 Branch Society and Committee
Article 28 (Establishment of Branches)
This society can establish branch offices by
country or province.
Article 29 (Rules of Branch Society)
The establishment and closing of the rules of
the branch society must be approved by the executive committee.
Article 30 (Members of Branch Society)
The branch society is composed of members from
the region concerned.
Article 31 (Establishment of Various
This society may establish various committees
necessary to effectively carry out the project.
Chapter 9 Secretariat
Article 32 (Secretariat)
① The society may establish a secretariat under
the responsibility of the president to promote various projects.
② Matters concerning the organization
(original) of the secretariat shall be stipulated in separate regulations.
Chapter 10 Publication of Journal and Review of
Article 33 (Principle)
① In principle, the journal of this society
should be published at least three times a year. Accordingly, it is published
three times every year in April, August, and December.
② Research papers of society members can be
published in the journal after going through the review process.
Article 34 (Paper Review)
① Papers published in the journal must be
reviewed by the review committee.
② The editorial committee consists of two
③ The operation of the review committee and the
review procedure shall be in accordance with the separate “Paper Review
Chapter 11 Property and Accounting
Article 35 (Financial)
① The expenses of this meeting shall be the
1. Annual fee, lifetime membership fee,
and board fee
2. Income from business or property
3. Contributions from groups or members
② The membership fee collected from members is
determined by the executive committee.
Article 36 (Fiscal Year)
The fiscal year of this society shall commence
on January 1 and end on December 31 of the same year.
Article 37 (Budget and Settlement)
① Annual revenue and expenditure budget and
business plan are subject to the deliberation of the standing board and
resolution of the general meeting.
② To add or revise the established budget, it
is possible through deliberation by the standing board and must be ratified by
the general meeting.
③ The settlement of revenues and expenditures
for each year must be audited before the general meeting and then ratified by
the general meeting.
Article 38 (Management of Property)
The property of this society is managed by the
president after the resolution of the executive committee.
Chapter 12 Supplement
Article 39 (Dissolution)
In the case of dissolution of this society, it
must be done by a resolution of at least two-thirds of the regular members.
Article 40 (Amendment of Articles of
To amend the articles of association of this
society, the approval of at least two-thirds of the total number of directors
and the resolution of the general meeting are required.
Article 41 (Enforcement Bylaws)
Detailed matters necessary for the
implementation of these articles of incorporation shall be determined by the
standing board and approved by the general meeting.
The enforcement of these articles of
incorporation shall come into effect from October 30, 2019, after the
resolution of the general meeting.